Day: November 26, 2019

Maritime Security

Pentagon awards Boeing with $172M contract to extend Super Hornet operational service life – Defence Blog

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday that U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. is awarded a $172,2 modification to a previously awarded contract to extend the operational service life of 23 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. Under the terms of the contract modification, Boeing will extend the operational service life from 6,000 flight hours to […]

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B.C. to appoint mediator as UNBC faculty strike nears three weeks

B.C.’s NDP government says it is appointing a special mediator to intervene in the nearly three-week-old strike at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The striking UNBC Faculty Association (UNBC-FA) made the request of the province’s labour minister earlier Tuesday. In a statement posted to its website, the university says it supports the approach. […]

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DEBATE THIS: Should water fountains be bilingually labeled?

WATCH ABOVE as Sun’s political columnist Brian Lilley rants over the fact that the Senate won’t appeal a court order to pay damages over unilingual drinking fountains Yep, you read that correctly: a court ruled that the upper house violated a francophone man’s language rights by utilizing English-only push-buttons on Parliament Hill drinking fountains. Former […]

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Sukiyabashi Jiro, exclusive sushi restaurant, is dropped by Michelin

Image copyright White House/Pete Souza Image caption Obama was served sushi at the restaurant in 2014 A world-renowned sushi restaurant where Barack Obama dined has been dropped from the Michelin gourmet guide. Sukiyabashi Jiro, focus of the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams Of Sushi, has earned three Michelin stars every year since 2007. But the Tokyo […]

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BC First Nations leaders worry UN Indigenous rights bill in trouble

The B.C. Legislature. DEBRA BRASH / TIMES COLONIST VANCOUVER — Indigenous leaders in British Columbia are urging Opposition Liberals to allow passage of a key piece of legislation for a new relationship between the province and First Nations. The First Nations Leadership Council says the bill entitled Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act […]

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French troops pursuing Mali militants killed in helicopter collision

Thirteen French soldiers died in Mali when their helicopters collided as they hunted in the dark for Islamist militants, highlighting the human cost to France of leading efforts to drive insurgents from the region, Trend reports citing Reuters. It was the biggest loss of French troops in a single day since an attack in Beirut […]

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EU body launches online platform for defence-related projects

The European Defence Agency launched on 25 November “B2B Platform”, its new online tool which aims to facilitate cross-border partnerships in the European defence industry by making it easier to search for partners for defence-related projects. The user-friendly platform is a result of the new EU defence initiatives. It enables all registered stakeholders to post […]

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The new cabinet in figures – VoxEurop (English)

The new EU Commission led by president-elect Ursula von der Leyen is now finally set, with all 26 commissioners having being vetted by the European parliament. MEPs should give their green light on 27 November. Here’s an updated overview of the new EU cabinet composition. On Tuesday, September 10, the European Commission president-elect Ursula von […]

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Trump impeachment inquiry: justice department appeals ruling Don McGahn must testify – live news | US news

2.46pm GMT14:46 Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has announced he will deliver remarks to the media at 11 a.m. ET. It’s unclear whether Pompeo will also take questions from reporters, who would inevitably ask about the cabinet member’s role in the Ukraine controversy. Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) November 26, 2019 Following his remarks to the […]

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‘I thought there was glass’

A grandfather charged with negligent homicide in his granddaughter’s death on a cruise ship told CBS News he “thought there was glass” on the open window where the 18-month-old accidentally fell to her death. Salvatore Anello was charged by Puerto Rican authorities in October for the July death of his granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand. In an […]

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